Black Hole JetDiana Battefeld, Genie, 2015 [Oil on Canvas]. After a composite image NASA/CXC/CfA D.Evans et al, NASA/STScI, STFC/JBO/MERLIN.

This painting depicts a jet from a black hole at the center of a galaxy striking the edge of another galaxy, which deflects it. This false color image combines X-rays (purple), optical and ultraviolet (red and orange) as well as radio emissions (blue). Almost all black holes at the center of galaxies are the source of strong jets that punch their way through the galaxy into the intergalactic medium. They are also the source of high energy gamma rays–not depicted.